Eerste Divisie side Fortuna Sittard need to raise €100,000 on Monday to prevent the club from going bankrupt.

  • By Michael Bell
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fortuna sitThe club has been working tirelessly to raise the €900,000 they needed to see out the season, with supporters raising cash and shares being sold. By Monday, Fortuna Sittard had raised €800,000, but the club needs to find an extra €100,000 by Tuesday to prevent bankruptcy.

Director Joppe Sangen travels to the KNVB on Tuesday to discuss the future for the 16th placed Eerste Divisie side, with the club’s fans and official’s nervously waiting to find out if they have raised enough.

Its not the first time Fortuna has flirted with bankruptcy, having narrowly avoided going bust in 2002, 2005 and 2009.

Fortuna Sittard were formed in 1968 when Fortuna 54 and Sittardia joined together and the club have spent several years in the Eredivisie. They were relegated in 2002 and haven’t been back since.

They would become the fifth club to go bust in recent years after Haarlem, RBC Roosendaal, AGOVV Apeldoorn and SC Veendam.

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